Cook, Rachel Emma

Rachel Emma Cook
Start date:
October 2015
Research Topic:
Is ‘Head of Well-being’ an essential post in UK secondary schools?
Research pathway:
Research Supervisor:
Professor Keith Whitfield, Dr David Nash
Supervising school:
Cardiff Business School,
Primary funding source:
ESRC Studentship

This study aims to assess the current levels of well-being amongst teachers in UK secondary school; research into well-being in education often focuses on pupils, meaning that the well-being of teachers is overlooked.

It will investigate the impact of the Nuffield Health ‘Head of Well-being’ programme on the physical and mental well-being of teachers in a UK secondary school in Oxford and whether any positive outcomes of this programme can be replicated in other UK secondary schools.

It will also consider the impact that trade unions have had on well-being in education to date, and the potential for future impact.